This rewarding experience safari perfectly offers opportunity for you to visit the most important National Parks in Uganda: Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additionally, you further relax and enjoy the scenery of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale as well.
Day 1 – Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, your guide will drive you to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover for Rhino Sanctuary for a natural walk to see the white Rhinos. We will have lunch at the santuary and then proceed visit to the top of the falls. Where the Nile furiously is forced through a 7m cleft and it plunges over 50m down into the devils pool; with plum of spray casting rainbow.
Day 2 – Game Drive and Launch Cruise to the falls
Have early coffee and for early game drive this is fantastic and we shall be looking for the lions, hyenas, criss-crossing tracks. We shall be in close contact with giraffes, Kobs, Red bucks, Bush Bucks and Oribis. Amazing birdlife include Ground hornbill, Kori Bustaeds, Stanley’s bustards, Crested Cranes, Yellow billed stalk, Saddle bill stock and a lot more. We get back to the lodge for lunch and thereafter we take a cruise up to the Nile to the base of the fall, and this is magnificent spectacle. From here, the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to be placid river whose banks are crowded with hippos, Crocodiles, Water bucks and buffaloes. If lucky you may catch the sight of the rare shoe bill. In addition hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see elephants, buffalos, water bucks and a variety of birds, ducks, bee eaters, fish eagles. The launch trip is (17 km and back takes 3 hours). Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 3 – Transfer to Kibale National Park
After breakfast you transfer to Fort portal with stop over for lunch, arriving late in the evening. The transfer offers great sceneries into a lives of ordinary Ugandans. The agricultural activity and the natural swamps and mountain sights will accompany you up to the Fort portal town. The big tea plantations will amaze you along the way. Dinner and overnight in any of your chosen hotel.
Day 4 – Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
After early breakfast, you will head to Kibale Forest to track the Chimps. You will get a briefing here and later be taken into the forest. Here you will find one of the largest populations of chimpanzees in Uganda, you will also have a chance to see other primates and forest bird life. Remember to carry water, rain gears, jungle boots and back pack. It will be perfect opportunity to listen to the chimps as the grumble, our closest relatives. We will drive back to the Lodge for lunch and later in the evening you will go to bigodi swamp for a walk which will offer bird watching. You also have an optional activity of visiting the local schools according to time and early preparations.
Day 5 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, we shall transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, stop over for lunch enroute and Equator reaching Queen Elizabeth Park late afternoon. . Lunch at the lodge, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with stop over at the Equator queens pavilion, driving slowly through the crater track for scenic view. We shall check in for dinner and overnight at the luxurious.
Day 6 – Game drive and Launch trip on the Kazinga Channel
After a cup of tea/ coffee, enjoy the spectacular sun rise and take on early morning game drive in the park in search of the mammals that inhabit the great savannahs these include lions, hyenas and leopards. You will have the opportunity to see at close range the a number of Kobs, herds of Cape Buffalos, return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you shall take a boat trip along the hippo crowded banks of Kazinga channel gives you a unique unequalled wildlife experience. Eye to eye with Yawning hippos and surrounded by a vast numbers of migrant and resident water birds the boat puts one, rights in the heart of nature, Many buffalos rest in shallows while big herds of elephants enjoy themselves drinking and playing along the channel banks. Crocodiles have become a common sight and occasionally leopards may be seen. The legendary giant forest hog is visible rocking the bush. Warthog is a hallmark sight on the Mweya peninsula. The drive is breathtaking experience. Our friendly guides will assist in planning for a game drive giving you worthwhile talks. Retreat to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Bwindi Impenetrable National park
After breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha sector; branch into the park for a game drive looking for tree climbing lions. You will also enjoy the spectacle of the Topi, Kobs, and Buffalos as they dot the acacia grasslands in the park. The experience is fantastic, arriving in Bwindi in the afternoon.
Day 8 – Gorilla tracking experience
After an early breakfast we shall proceed to the park headquarters for briefing. You will need to be there by 8:00am and have the following items: Walking Sticks, Jungle boots, Raingears, 2 liters of water, back pack packed lunch. Porter services may be arranged should you require / need one. You will push your way slowly through the dense impenetrable forest criss-crossing animal trails, up to the Gorillas. At any one time, you will be 8 clients in your group. Sitting with the Gorillas as they grumble and murmur while feeding, playing will be your life long memorable experience. This is one of the most wonderful experiences you can ever do, a fantastic opportunity and treat of a life time to see these amazing gentle giants. The activity takes between 2-6 hours Come back to hotel in the afternoon. If not too exhausted, why not take a village community walk? This will climax the visit by a cultural show by the Batwa Pygmy communities.
Day 9 – Drive to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you drive to Kabale through the winding and hilly country; This part of the country is famously known as ‘Switzerland of Africa’ where the hill sides have been terraced. In Kabale, visit Kabale Museum. This is a display of the Bakiga Cultural heritage where one can see theological and natural historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the Kiga community colourfull past and rich tradition quite informatic as you will be guided. Your guide will then transfer you to your hotel.
Day 10 – Boat / Canoe and Community Walk
After a cup of coffee, proceed to the village walk. Your guide will lead you to coffee plantations, blacks mith fegarons and the African grin distribution factory. After breakfast proceed for a boat / canoe ride on the illustrations and scenic lava dammed Lake Bunyonyi. The area offers perfect opportunity for photography and birding. After lunch proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. After checking in,proceed for an evening drive.
Day 11 – Lake Mburo National Park
Have early and proceed to take early guided nature walk where you will see wildlife leaking salt from a platter. After there proceed for a game drive, have plentiful spectacles of the impalas, Zebras, Bushbucks, water bucks and a boat ride on the Lake Mburo. You will see a wide range of birds including the African Fish Eagle, African fin foot and Papyrus bush shrike.
Day 12 – Transfer to the Source of the Nile
After breakfast your guide will drive you to Kampala stopping at the equator for lunch and drive to Jinja where you will see the source of the longest river in the world.
Day 13 – Source of the Nile and Bujjagali Falls
In the morning try out the wonderful experience of the white water rafting. Visit the source of the Nile and Jinja town with colorful gardens and Asian colored building style. In the afternoon you drive back to Kampala, with a stopover at Mabira forest ecotourism centre.
Day 14- Chimpanzees in Ngamba Islands
Take a hearty breakfast and get transferred to the pier next to the Lake Victoria to meet your 9:00 am boat trip. It takes about 45 minutes to cross to the Ngamba Island; you will also cross the Equator again in the waters. The sanctuary houses 39 chimpanzees’ orphans. The guide will hand over to the Orphanage management who will give you briefs on the sanctuary; before touring the place. You will be amazed by the chimps as they clap their hands, dance, play in the cage with motor tyres and how they relate to each other and their keepers in the relatively short period of time. It’s all fantastic and fan. Admittedly, the ideal place for the chimps would be reintroduction in the forest / wild however this is not possible for a variety of reasons making the sanctuary one the best places to see the chimps. You will return to the main land and be transferred to Hotel and/or to meet your flight back home.
Included & Excluded
- Airport transfers to and from.
- 4X4 vehicle for the safari.
- Full-board accommodation for for 13 nights .
- Experienced English speaking Driver Guide.
- Park entry and activity fees.
- All relevant government taxes.
- International flights.
- Extra meals and drinks.
- Personal shopping and souvenir.
- Tips to Porters and Guides.